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Many hypothesized mechanisms for food cravings focus on nutritional deprivation. However, outside of the laboratory, nutritional inadequacy is often confounded with dietary monotony. Therefore, one aim was to examine the effects of a nutritionally adequate, liquid, sweet, monotonous diet on food cravings in young and elderly adults. In addition, previous(More)
INTRODUCTION Understanding physical activity is key in the fight against childhood obesity. The objective of this study was to examine the feasibility of using certain wearable devices to measure physical activity among children. METHODS A qualitative study was conducted with 25 children aged 7 to 10 years to assess acceptability and compliance of(More)
INTRODUCTION In California's agricultural Central Valley, the rate of childhood obesity is higher than the national average. Adequate physical activity contributes to obesity prevention and its assessment is useful to evaluate the impact of interventions. METHODS Niños Sanos, Familia Sana (Healthy Children, Healthy Family [NSFS]) uses community-based(More)
Dietary transition in the Arctic is associated with decreased quality of diet, which is of particular concern for women of childbearing age due to the potential impact of maternal nutrition status on the next generation. The study assessed dietary intake and adequacy among Inuit women of childbearing age living in three communities in Nunavut, Canada. A(More)
To promote healthy awareness and activity learning, we gave 12-to 14-year-old youth activity monitors (Fitbits) to track their physical activity, which was then integrated into a videogame we created. The players' real-world steps transform into in-game resources needed for gameplay. In addition to requiring real-world steps for various in-game activities,(More)
Like other segments of the child's development, eating behavior follows a sequential pattern. To understand the infant's or child's feeding problems which can lead to failure to thrive or dwarfism we propose that a child's progression be studied through three stages of development: homeostasis, attachment and separation-individuation. Specific feeding(More)
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